COVID-19 Update

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton support and crisis services for women who experience violence are still available.  We have implemented COVID-19 screening assessment, disinfecting, physical distancing and isolation practices to keep everyone as safe as possible. We know that dramatic health protection measures will slow the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Shelter, safety planning, referrals and ongoing support are…read more

Peterborough District Masonic Association donates over $17,200 to YWCA Crossroads Shelter

KawarthaNOW | The Peterborough District Masonic Association has donated $17,253.25 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s Crossroad Shelter, which provides crisis and support services to local women and children fleeing abuse. YWCA Peterborough Haliburton made the announcement on Monday (September 14). “The leadership of caring men in our community who understand that responding to the impact of…read more

Making transformation possible

The transformative force of education is something Dr. Anne Keenleyside and her partner, Patrick Butler, have witnessed time and again through their work at Trent University. Recently, Anne shared with us how fortunate she feels to have had the resources – money, time and family support – that allowed her to pursue higher education and…read more

Violence escalates during pandemic isolation

The Highlander | by Lisa Gervais The YWCA Peterborough Haliburton – which operates the women’s shelter in Minden – said support and crisis services for women experiencing violence are still available. In an April 9 press release, they said they have implemented COVID-19 screening assessments, disinfecting, physical distancing, and isolation practices since shelters, safety planning,…read more

Peterborough realtor Linz Hunt treks across the Sahara Desert to raise $17,820 for YWCA Crossroads Shelter

KawarthaNow | Linz Hunt of Royal LePage Frank Real Estate in Peterborough has donated $17,820 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s Crossroads Shelter in support of women and children fleeing abuse. Hunt raised the funds by participating in Royal LePage Shelter Foundation’s 2019 Sahara Desert Challenge for Shelter, where a group of 120 Royal LePage professionals journeyed…read more

YWCA seeks Board Directors: dynamic women who want to make a difference in the lives of women and children

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is seeking volunteers to join the organization’s Board of Directors. “We are looking for board members who are passionate about women’s issues and have the desire to be involved with an organization that provides life-saving programs, tools and resources that help women and children thrive. The YWCA plays a vital role in…read more